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These people live amongst us!

By Ben_Dover 9 April 2013 22

 I  know how much people here like “bike” stories, so here’s another. I was driving through Cook the other day when I passed two people on what has to be the most amazing contraption I have ever seen. The rear half was a normal upright bike, the front half a recumbent bike. The ultimate “hipster tandem?” Just picture it, take the worse bits of both types of bikes, not that there’s anything good about recumbents, and weld them together. It must have been about 14 foot long. The female participant was on the front recumbent bit, the man, who was steering I suppose, at the rear. I didn’t manage to get a snap of them unfortunately, though I was laughing so hard I wouldn’t have been able to hold a camera steady in any case. 

 Anyone know the sort of contraption of which I speak? 

These people vote you know.

[ED – Some of these people edit this website]


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johnboy 3:39 pm 09 Apr 13

Jivrashia said :

All this talk of two person motor-less vehicles has reminded me of this: Ultimate Roller Muscle Legend.

WARNING: NSFW material.

Well that’s something which will live with me for quite some time.

Jivrashia 3:32 pm 09 Apr 13

All this talk of two person motor-less vehicles has reminded me of this: Ultimate Roller Muscle Legend.

WARNING: NSFW material.

poetix 3:07 pm 09 Apr 13

Postalgeek said :

I’ve often thought Canberra needs a couple of bar bikes.

http://cyclingscience.org/blog/content/binary/bikebar.jpg

They are not wearing helmets! Does the bar move as you drink? I mean, more than usual?

Holden Caulfield 2:40 pm 09 Apr 13

Jungle Jim said :

darkmilk said :

Haha, not only do the riders of strange contraptions like that live amongst us – here in Canberra we have our very own dealer living amongst us!

Flying Furniture

$5,400!??!!?!???!

Faaark that.

A fool and their money and all that.

Jungle Jim 2:16 pm 09 Apr 13

darkmilk said :

Haha, not only do the riders of strange contraptions like that live amongst us – here in Canberra we have our very own dealer living amongst us!

Flying Furniture

$5,400!??!!?!???!

Faaark that.

darkmilk 1:40 pm 09 Apr 13

Haha, not only do the riders of strange contraptions like that live amongst us – here in Canberra we have our very own dealer living amongst us!

Flying Furniture

Cantabile 1:24 pm 09 Apr 13

Postalgeek said :

I’ve often thought Canberra needs a couple of bar bikes.

http://cyclingscience.org/blog/content/binary/bikebar.jpg

Fixing all those recurrent potholes would become even MORE important if we had a fleet of these, who wants to spill their drinks every couple of metres?! I propose we have cafe bikes also, a ride round the lake and a pastry sounds marvelous.

Jungle Jim 1:06 pm 09 Apr 13

Postalgeek said :

I’ve often thought Canberra needs a couple of bar bikes.

http://cyclingscience.org/blog/content/binary/bikebar.jpg

I hardly ever cycle – never to work and I can’t remember the last time I used my bike, but I would be all over that bike bar in a second! I can only imagine how hard getting off and walking would be after a few hours though!

Postalgeek 11:54 am 09 Apr 13

I’ve often thought Canberra needs a couple of bar bikes.

http://cyclingscience.org/blog/content/binary/bikebar.jpg

Cantabile 11:51 am 09 Apr 13

Ben_Dover said :

bugmenot said :

sounds like it might be a Hase Pino?
.

Yes!! Result!! The ultimate tw@tbike?

http://www.recumbent-cycle.com/images/velo/41/1.jpg

Oh. Wow. Picture is even worse than my imagination.

Ben_Dover 11:24 am 09 Apr 13

bugmenot said :

sounds like it might be a Hase Pino?
.

Yes!! Result!! The ultimate tw@tbike?

http://www.recumbent-cycle.com/images/velo/41/1.jpg

bugmenot 11:17 am 09 Apr 13

sounds like it might be a Hase Pino?
currently my n+2.

Baldy 11:00 am 09 Apr 13

Cantabile said :

Speaking of strange and unusual bikes, what ever happened to the Penny Farthing-esque bike that I used to see on the ANU campus frequently a couple of years ago?

I saw it last week being ridden past the ABC studios on Northbourne ave.

poetix 10:53 am 09 Apr 13

Barcham said :

I’m with Pteoix! Were there were wearing helmets?
Also if their were whereing helmets? Than we’re they helmets good?

I don’t know whter tt larf or cry.

Bullying isn’t nice, Bathurst (-:

Barcham 10:50 am 09 Apr 13

Ahhhh that was like therapy. 🙂

Holden Caulfield 10:49 am 09 Apr 13

poetix said :

Yes, but were there wearing helmets?

And was there a bell?

Anyway, the lady lying down in front, vulnerable, the man above and in control. Perhaps it was a political comment in relation to last night’s Q&A?

Barcham 10:48 am 09 Apr 13

I’m with Pteoix! Were there were wearing helmets?
Also if their were whereing helmets? Than we’re they helmets good?

tim_c 10:47 am 09 Apr 13

The other day I saw someone using one of those encumbrance bicycles who managed to do something I had never ever before seen anyone do on one of those contraptions – he actually pulled away from me!
Lots of people on regular bikes overtake me, but I usually overtake every single encumbrance bike without even trying – all I could think was: “Wow, imagine how fast that guy could go on a regular bike!”

Cantabile 10:40 am 09 Apr 13

Speaking of strange and unusual bikes, what ever happened to the Penny Farthing-esque bike that I used to see on the ANU campus frequently a couple of years ago?

Ben_Dover 10:35 am 09 Apr 13

If anyone can post an image or a link to one of these “bikes” I’ll be indebted!

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